ECF Game 2 – Carolina Hurricanes v. Boston Bruins

Carolina Hurricanes v. Boston Bruins

Game 2 – BOS Leads 1-0

 

Game Recap:

Coming into Game 2 this afternoon the Carolina Hurricanes look to tie the series at one and take away the home ice advantage from the Boston Bruins. The first half of the period saw the tempo change hands between the two teams, and we alao saw a Hurricanes powerplay that did not generate much offense. Then in the last five minutes of the period Matt Grzelcyk would get one through Petr Mrazek and just over the goal line to score the first goal of the game. The Bruins would not be done there as they would get a late powerplay opportunity and would need only six seconds as Jake DeBrusk would knock in her own rebound and give the Bruins a 2-0 lead going into the first intermission.

 

Going into the second period the Bruins would get themselves into penalty trouble as Patrice Bergeron would take a tripping penalty, but the Hurricanes would squander their opportunity and moments later the Bruins would capitalize as Marcus Johansson would exhibit great patience as he feeds Connor Clifton with the pass for Clifton to bury the puck into a wide open net for his first career playoff goal. Then late in the second period Matt Grzelcyk would strike again, this time on the powerplay to give the Bruins a 4-0 lead going into the second intermission.

 

Going into the third period the Hurricanes would stick with Petr Mrazek between the pipes, but the Bruins would continue their assault as David Backes would score 70 seconds into the period. Then after killing off their second Patrice Bergeron tripping penalty of the game, it would be Bergeron out of the box and setting up Danton Heinen to make it a commanding 6-0 lead. The Hurricanes would eventually end Tuukka Rask’s shutout bid when Justin Williams would deflect a Justin Faulk poimt shot to make it 6-1. Then the Hurricanes would build on that as they would catch Tuukka Rask cheating to play the puck as he would accidently shoot the puck into Teuvo Teravainen who would shoot it into the wide open net to make it 6-2, but it would be to little too late as the Bruins take Game 2 and the 2-0 series lead.

 

Lineups:

Carolina Hurricanes:

Andrei Svechnikov — Sebastian Aho – Teuvo Teravainen

Nino Niederreiter — Jordan Staal — Justin Williams

Warren Foegele – Lucas Wallmark — Brock McGinn

Jordan Martinook — Greg McKegg — Micheal Ferland

Jaccob Slavin — Dougie Hamilton

Brett Pesce — Justin Faulk

Haydn Fleury — Calvin de Haan

Petr Mrazek

Curtis McElhinney

Scratched: Jake Bean, Patrick Brown

Injured: Saku Maenalanen (upper body), Trevor van Riemsdyk (left shoulder)

 

Boston Bruins:

Brad Marchand — Patrice Bergeron — David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk — David Krejci — David Backes

Marcus Johansson — Charlie Coyle — Danton Heinen

Joakim Nordstrom — Sean Kuraly — Chris Wagner

Zdeno Chara — Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug — Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk — Connor Clifton

Tuukka Rask

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Steven Kampfer, Karson Kuhlman, John Moore

Injured: Kevan Miller (lower body), Noel Acciari (upper body)

 

First Period:

Bruins Penalty – 11:56 – Zdeno Chara 2 minutes for Tripping

Bruins Goal – 15:22 – Matt Grzelcyk (2) from Marcus Johansson (5) and Charlie Coyle (4)

Hurricanes Penalty – 18:26 – Justin Williams 2 minutes for Tripping

Bruins PPG – 18:32 – Jake DeBrusk (3) from David Pastrnak (6) and Torey Krug (8)

 

End of 1st РCAR Р0       BOS Р2

Shots              06                11

Faceoffs         08                13

Hits               14                  20

PP                 0/1                 1/1

 

Second Period:

Bruins Penalty – 1:09 – Patric Bergeron 2 minutes for Tripping

Bruins Goal – 3:46 – Connor Clifton (1) from Marcus Johansson (6) and Danton Heinen (5)

Bruins Penalty – 13:36 – Chris Wagner 2 minutes for Holding

Hurricanes Penalty – 16:07 – Justin Williams 2 minutes for Holding

Bruins PPG – 17:56 – Matt Grzelcyk (3) from Charlie Coyle (5) and Torey Krug (9)

 

End of 2nd РCAR Р0        BOS Р4

Shots               17                 21

Faceoffs          18                 21

Hits                 26                  27

PP                   0/3                  2/2

 

Third Period:

Bruins Goal – 1:10 – David Backes (2) from David Krejci (8) and Torey Krug (10)

Bruins Penalty – 2:22 – Patrice Bergeron 2 minutes for Tripping

Bruins Goal – 4:32 – Danton Heinen (2) from Patrice Bergeron (4) and Charlie Coyle (6)

Hurricanes Goal – 11:17 – Justin Williams (4) from Justin Faulk (6) and Sebastian Aho (6)

Hurricanes Goal – 17:32 – Teuvo Teravainen (7) from unassisted

 

End of 3rd РCAR Р2         BOS Р6

Shots              23                   25

Faceoffs        22                    31

Hits               27                     35

PP                 0/4                    2/2

 

Next Up:

Game 3  РBoston Leads 2-0

 

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